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TAGDV’s Got Talent – Awards

TAGDV would like to thank everyone who drove all the way to receive the trophies. We will fondly remember this trophy distribution ceremony. It will stay in our mind as a masked memory :). Though we all had our masks on, we smiled and those smiles were contagious. Thank you for sharing your smile with us!!! It is priceless to see the happiness in kids' faces while receiving the trophy. We strive to give that sense of accomplishment to each contestant and we are happy that we were able to do it. This had been a wonderful journey with all the contestants! Special thanks to all EC members who helped throughout this journey! We did our best to conduct a fair competition and we will definitely strive better for the next. If you haven't picked up the trophies, please contact program.coordinator@tagdv.org, we will arrange to get it to you at any cost. Every contestant deserves a trophy! Hope to see you all soon!

By |2020-09-15T23:39:22-04:00September 15th, 2020|event|0 Comments

High School Prep – Webinar

How to prepare for high school? What to do to calm the pre-high school jitters? How to focus on building a good study habit? Why do I need extracurricular activities when I have good grades? Are you interested to find answers to any of these questions? Join us on Saturday August 29, 2020 (between 2 & 4pm) for the much-awaited High School Preparation workshop organized by TAGDV. Don't miss the opportunity to listen to our guest speaker Mrs. Devi Selvakumar (independent college counselor) along with a panel of 7 accomplished high school students share their insights to master middle school and prepare for the high school. Congratulations to the following panelist who were selected to share their middle school experience and their path to success in high school. Akkshat Baskar, Brandywine School District, DE Jeremiah Rayban, Charter School of Wilmington, DE Jijee Dhinesh, North Penn School District, PA Kanmani Duraikkannan, Odyssey Charter School, DE Navein Suresh, Spring-Ford School District, PA Saanvi Venkatesan, MOT Charter High School, DE Supraja Sudarsan, Wallingford Swathmore School District, DE August 29, 2020, Saturday from 2pm to 4pm (EDT) Dial in number - (856) 799-9289 (no access code required) Join the online meeting @ https://join.startmeeting.com/tagdv Event Recording

By |2020-08-31T22:32:30-04:00August 24th, 2020|event|1 Comment

COVID-19 Fundraiser

As you are aware, TAGDV has organized a fundraiser to support the local community during COVID-19 pandemic. We are happy to announce that the collected fund was equally distributed to the following food banks in our area to help them feed and care for those in need in our community. Manna on the Main, Lansdale, PA Chester County Food Bank, Exton, PA Delaware Food Bank, Wilmington, DE ​We would like to thank all the donors for their generous contribution.

By |2020-08-24T10:24:15-04:00August 22nd, 2020|General|0 Comments

TAGDV’s Got Talent – Results

What an amazing journey this has been!!! Thank you parents and contestants for your patience and for joining hands with us in this journey and uplifting each others' talents. We started this virtual contest with no idea of how this is going to be. It is truly amazing to see the participation and encouragement from family, friends, known and unknown people. We are glad to be part of this journey since we were able to bring out so much talent and potential through this platform. Our special thanks to our Judges Dr. Jayanthi Sankar, Mr. Thulasiraja Kandaswamy and Mrs. Prasanna Karthik for their time and effort in reviewing every video patiently and providing their feedback. We are lucky to have such accomplished judges to review our talents. They thoroughly enjoyed watching all the performances and were amazed to see our contestants showcasing their immense talents. You can check out our judges' profile here We have all been waiting for this day when we announce the results and here we go: Little Kid (4-6):  1st Prize  TGT09 - Hanvrith Viswanathan  2nd Prize  TGT28 - Vaishnavi Manivannan  3rd Prize  TGT49 - Nethra Arun  3rd Prize  TGT20 - Ananya Keerthi  3rd Prize  TGT05 - Gowtham Bharathi  Viewers' Choice  TGT09 - Hanvrith Viswanathan Kid (7-8)  1st Prize  TGT37 - Akshath Piram  2nd Prize  TGT18 - Athavan Prabhu  3rd Prize  TGT27 - Shriram Manivannan  Viewers' Choice  TGT42 - Samvritha Anoop Kumar Junior (9-10)  1st Prize  TGT36 - Pranav Venkatesh  2nd Prize  TGT24 - Bhadra Dhinesh  3rd Prize  TGT38 - Prathyush Karthikeyan  Viewers' Choice  TGT24 - Bhadra Dhinesh Tween (11-13)  1st Prize  TGT06 - Poorvaj Velavan  2nd Prize  TGT01 - Shreya Gokul  3rd Prize  TGT39 - Shrinithaa Elangovan  Viewers' Choice  TGT41 - Jananee Saravanan Teen (14-19)  1st Prize  TGT11 – Lukesh Sundar  2nd Prize  TGT22 – Parmesh Sivakumar  3rd Prize  TGT23 – Jijee Dhinesh  Viewers' Choice  TGT11 – Lukesh Sundar Adult (20+)  1st Prize  TGT02 - Sangeetha Gokul  2nd Prize  TGT45 - Raghavendran Muraleetharan  3rd Prize  TGT03 - Divya Prasannakumar  Viewers' Choice.  TGT45 - Raghavendran Muraleetharan We are proud of the little ones who have taken their first step in finding their passion. We wish all the rising stars great success in life! We are planning for a drive through award ceremony for ALL the contestants soon. Stay tuned for further updates !!! Once again, thank you one and all for participating in the first ever virtual Talent Show from TAGDV! It's your support and encouragement that pushes us to do more.

By |2020-08-15T18:51:35-04:00August 15th, 2020|event, TAGDV's Got Talent|0 Comments

High School Prep – Workshop (Panelits)

TAGDV is organizing a High School preparation workshop intended for middle school students (Grade 5-8) and their parents. It is a free Workshop for TAGDV members featuring guest speaker Mrs. Devi Selvakumar (independent college counselor) and a panel of 6 accomplished high school students from our community. We seek 6 well-spoken High School students (Grade 9-12) for the panel discussion to share their Middle School experience in academic excellence, sports, volunteering, clubs, competitions and leadership. If we receive more than 6 volunteers, counselor will choose the 6 panelist. Interested high school students can signup at https://tagdv.org/ms-20-panelist Stay tuned for more details.  

By |2020-08-15T18:18:58-04:00August 15th, 2020|event, TAGDV's Got Talent|0 Comments

TAGDV’s Got Talent 2020 – Judges

Mr. Thulasiraja Kandaswamy Thulasi first got interested in the piano during high school years fooling around with a friend's keyboard. After tasting some initial success with his innate piano skills, he was smitten. This new interest was spurred on by the music scene with Rahman & Ilayaraja leading the pack. He promptly registered at the Trinity School of music, to understand the rudiments of music and to explore western classical techniques. Since then, Thulasi has performed with his college band in venues across Chennai and has collaborated with many professional artists. To name a few, he has arranged music for A.R.Raihanah, collaborated with Keith Peters- Bass Guitarist and so on. He enjoys composing, arranging and mixing his own music at his home studio. He is also the Lead Keyboard player in an Indian band called Jersey Rhythms, which is a successful band in New Jersey for the past 15 years and performed over 80 concerts, so far. These days he is into contemporary jazz, progressive house, dubstep and film scoring. Dr. Jayanthi Sankar I’m Jayanthi Sankar. Came to the US in 1995 after completing my PhD in Biochemistry and joined the National Institutes of Health. I am currently working as a staff-scientist at the National Institute of Drug abuse. As for the community service, I am always an active participant in Tamil Sangam of Greater Washington and a life member. I was in the Tamil Sangam board from 2007- 2018 and served in all the positions of Tamil Sangam, except the President post. I am one of the board of trustees of the Ellicott city Tamil school and teacher of this Tamil school since 2003. Currently, I am teaching the high school juniors to attain the Biliteracy seal from the State of Maryland and one of my proud acclaim is that six of my students got through their written and oral test and will get their Biliteracy seal in their high school transcript this year. Also, an active participant and never missed a FETNA event from 2003. As for my personal interests, I am a big time movie buff and interested in dance and music. Mrs. Prasanna Karthik Prasanna Karthik is a trained Carnatic singer and Odissi Dancer. She has performed in various cultural events from childhood and also has sung in All India Radio (AIR) several times. She is also trained in Hindustani music in Temple of Fine Arts, Singapore. She has given stage performances in Singapore, India and Los Angeles. She believes classical music and dance are the background for making a beeline and setting a solid foundation for film music, or any dance form.

By |2020-08-14T21:57:27-04:00August 13th, 2020|event|0 Comments

TAGDV’s Got Talent – Voting (Little Kid – 4 to 6 yrs)

Thanks to everyone who voted for our Little Kid (Ages: 4-6) Talents. We are really happy to see the support and encouragement for the participants. You along with the support of your friends and families are all providing a stepping stone to their success. We are happy to announce the winner for the Viewer's Choice Award in the Little Kid Category: The winner is Hanvrith Viswanathan (TGT09) Hearty Congratulations to all the participants from the TAGDV team!!! Kudos to all the contestants for their efforts. They have presented a truly amazing show. Wishing them all the success in life! Stay tuned for the Judges Awards in the coming weeks!!! We are happy to showcase the hidden talents of our members with the TAGDV Got Talent Competition 2020! We have got amazing responses for our Kid, Junior,  Tween, Teen & Adult categories in the past weeks. While the judges review the videos and provide their feedback, we are also conducting an online poll for each category to select the Viewer's choice contestant. This week (Aug 9 - Aug 14), we are opening the online voting for the Little Kid Category. We have a variety of talents in this category. Presenting our Little Kid Talent (Ages: 4 to 6 yrs) for the Talent Competition for which we are beginning the online voting. We have 5 contestants in this category: TGT05 Gowtham Bharathi TGT09 Hanvrith Viswanathan TGT20 Ananya Keerthi TGT28 Vaishnavi Manivannan TGT49 Nethra Arun The online voting is open for all, not restricted to TAGDV members alone. Please share it with friends and family to vote. We will do our best to conduct a fair poll (like excluding duplicate votes). Please review the videos and vote for your favorite Little Kid Contestant!!! Voting for this category will be open until August 14, 2020 For further questions/clarifications, contact us at program.coordinator@tagdv.org Voting is closed for this category TGT05 Gowtham Bharathi TGT09 Hanvrith Viswanathan TGT20 Ananya Keerthi TGT28 Vaishnavi Manivannan TGT49 Nethra Arun

By |2020-08-15T18:35:55-04:00August 9th, 2020|event|27 Comments

TAGDV’s Got Talent – Voting (Kid – 7 to 8 yrs)

Thanks to everyone who voted for our Kid (Ages: 7-8) Talents. We are really happy to see the support and encouragement for the participants. You along with the support of your friends and families are all providing a stepping stone to their success. We are happy to announce the winner for the Viewer's Choice Award in the Kid Category: The winner is Samvritha Anoop Kumar (TGT42) Hearty Congratulations to all the participants from the TAGDV team!!! Kudos to all the contestants for their efforts. They have presented a truly amazing show. Wishing them all the success in life! Stay tuned for the Judges Awards in the coming weeks!!! We are happy to showcase the hidden talents of our members with the TAGDV Got Talent Competition 2020! We have got amazing responses for our Junior,  Tween, Teen & Adult categories in the past weeks. While the judges review the videos and provide their feedback, we are also conducting an online poll for each category to select the Viewer's choice contestant. This week (Aug 3 - Aug 8), we are opening the online voting for the Kid Category. We have a variety of talents in this category. Presenting our Kid Talent (Ages: 7 to 8 yrs) for the Talent Competition for which we are beginning the online voting. We have 12 contestants in this category: TGT10 Krithik Velavan TGT13 Tanya Dhanasekaran TGT16 Akshara Satish TGT18 Athavan Prabhu TGT27 Shriram Manivannan TGT31 Tejasvin Mohan TGT34 Douruvesh Thapunadev TGT37 Akshath Piram TGT42 Samvritha Anoop Kumar TGT32 Mythreyi Aravindh TGT46 Adhinanth Krishna Karthikeyan TGT47 Lakshana Ragunath The online voting is open for all, not restricted to TAGDV members alone. Please share it with friends and family to vote. We will do our best to conduct a fair poll (like excluding duplicate votes). Please review the videos and vote for your favorite Kid Contestant!!! Voting for this category will be open until August 8, 2020 For further questions/clarifications, contact us at program.coordinator@tagdv.org Voting is closed for this category TGT10 Krithik Velavan TGT13 Tanya Dhanasekaran TGT16 Akshara Satish TGT18 Athavan Prabhu TGT27 Shriram Manivannan TGT31 Tejasvin Mohan TGT34 Douruvesh Thapunadev TGT37 Akshath Piram TGT42 Samvritha Anoop Kumar TGT32 Mythreyi Aravindh TGT46 Adhinanth Krishna Karthikeyan TGT47 Lakshana Ragunath

By |2020-08-15T18:43:10-04:00August 2nd, 2020|event, TAGDV's Got Talent|60 Comments

TAGDV திருக்குறள் நாள் – மகிழ்வர்ணன்

இன்றைய TAGDV திருக்குறள் நாளில் மகிழ்வர்ணன் அவர்கள் மழலை தமிழில் வழங்கும் திருக்குறளை கேட்டு மகிழ்வோம். இந்த அழகிய திருக்குறளை வழங்கிய மகிழ்வர்ணன் வாழ்த்துக்களும் நன்றியும். குறள் எண்ணென்ப ஏனை எழுத்தென்ப இவ்விரண்டும் கண்ணென்ப வாழும் உயிர்க்கு விளக்கம் மனிதர்களுக்கு இரண்டு கண்களைப்போல் மிகவும் முக்கியமானது எண்ணும் எழுத்தும்

By |2020-08-13T23:51:01-04:00July 30th, 2020|Thirukural|0 Comments
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